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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W45 - Yorkshire Wolds Way: Market Weighton - Nunburnholme
Summary
Walk Name
Yorkshire Wolds Way: Market Weighton - Nunburnholme
Ref
W45
Enjoy this section of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, or go even further along the National Trail which covers nearly 80 miles in total!
Details
Circular Walk
No
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Challenge Walks (Inc. The Yorkshire Wolds Way)
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
On street parking in Market Weighton and Nunburnholme
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
5
Distance (Kilometres)
8
Description
  • If you want to use the linear route you have a couple of options: either walk through Market Weighton or bypass the town altogether.
  • If you would like a circular walk, form a route of Market Weighton - Londesborough - Goodmanham - Market Weighton.
  • "They talk about walking on top of the world, but walking on top of the Wold is good enough for me." (A. J. Brown in 'Tramping in Yorkshire' from 1932). 
  • Use this section of the National Trail to discover the delights of the Wolds for yourself.  Enjoy the charm of various dales and leave with your spirits uplifted.  Walk surrounded by broad, green horizons and under a sweeping canopy of sky. 
  • The Yorkshire Wolds Way frees the senses as it takes you through the charming and tranquil landscapes on a journey of pastoral pleasure.  There's a magical charm to the Yorkshire Wolds Way, which uplifts and gratifies the spirit.  You're sure to enjoy the peace and tranquillity on offer. 
  • It's said that a walk on the Yorkshire Wolds Way is a step back in time, and there is certainly little in the wide open fields and big skies to remind you of the modern world.  Perhaps what surprised and delighted me at first were the dry chalk valleys which suddenly appear in front of you, and through which you walk with the feeling of having entered another little world in which nature reigns both supreme and spectacular.  It's a quirky route too, constantly presenting unexpected delights and discoveries such as Welton where Dick Turpin was finally caught, and Market Weighton which is the 1787 birthplace of William Bradley who, at seven feet, nine inches, was England's tallest man.  The Yorkshire Wolds Way is well marked, and a perfect introduction to the Northern Trails; more gentle than most, but supremely memorable because of its very special qualities.  People have lived on the Yokshire Wolds for thousands of years, leaving a wealth of heritage to explore 
  • (Malcolm Hodgson, National Trail Officer, The Wolds Way).
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Market Weighton
End Point
Nunburnholme
Towns & Villages
Burnby, Goodmanham, Londesborough, Market Weighton and Nunburnholme
ParishMarket Weighton
Start Easting
487,754.00
Start Northing
441,799.00
End Easting
484,894.00
End Northing
447,963.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  Never too strenuous, the Yorkshire Wolds Way has a good choice of circular walks for all ages and abilities.